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Black wood cauliflower shroom! Yellow knight shroom! Enoki shroom, inky cap shroom! Grow, grow! Cover the earth with me! Make it shroomtastic!
Kinoko Komori in "Clever Commander!"

Kinoko Komori ( () (もり) () () () Komori Kinoko?), also known as Shemage (シーメイジ Shīmeiji?), is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Kinoko is a short girl of a rather thin build, with honey brown hair, curved inwards in a mushroom-shaped bob that reaches just below her narrow shoulders. She has a long fringe that completely covers her eyes, hiding most of her face, and her mouth is notably large. Unobscured, her eyes are wide and rather cat-like; tilted inwards with rather long lower eyelashes, and her irises are warm brown color. Kinoko's pupils are little black crosses, both together highly resembling the caps of cross-sliced shiitake mushrooms.

Her hero costume consists of a turtleneck dress with long sleeves and furred cuffs, which is decorated with a red and white fly agaric pattern, matching the one on her mushroom cap-shaped hat. She wears pale pink knee-high boots with thick tan soles and frilled shafts, patterned with the same fly agaric as her dress, and around her waist is a dark brown belt with a large golden buckle. Altogether, her costume bears a strong resemblance to a mushroom, which is a reference to the Quirk she possesses.

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Personality

During the U.A. Sports Festival, Kinoko has her eyes hidden by her front bangs and wears a sullen expression, suggesting that she is very shy.

However, Kinoko arrives at the Joint Training Battle alongside her classmates with a big smile, contrasting with her demeanor during the Sports Festival. When her teammate Shihai Kuroiro's plan fails, she excitedly initiates her part of the plan using her Mushroom Quirk, suggesting that her confidence has increased greatly, or at least that she is more comfortable around mushrooms.[1]

She enjoys using her Quirk which stems from her gleeful liking for mushrooms. She remembers the scientific name of all the mushrooms she can spawn and happily adds endearing honorifics to them. She also likes to make mushroom puns during a battle.

However, she possesses a kind side as seen when she apologized to Fumikage Tokoyami for using too much of her Quirk on him and telling him to take necessary medicine to better himself.[2]

Abilities

Mushroom Mayhem

Kinoko's Mushrooms covering a very wide area.

Overall Abilities: While the extent Kinoko's abilities have yet to be shown, she does possess a good handle on her Quirk's applications. She is able to create hordes of mushrooms in unexpected areas to surprise and overwhelm her opponents, as well as provide a smokescreen to simultaneously obscure her opponents' line of view and conceal the presence of both herself and her allies, especially Shihai, who excels in espionage. Neito Monoma stated that even though Kinoko has very low combat abilities, she is one to be feared. Because Fumikage failed to render Kinoko unconscious, the restrained fungus-producing heroine implemented mushrooms in his throat and lungs, effectively incapacitating the Jet-Black Hero through asphyxiation.

Quirk

Mushroom (キノコ Kinoko?):[3] Kinoko's Quirk allows her to spread various types of fungus spores from her body. The spores will quickly grow into full-grown mushrooms once they make contact with a solid surface. The mushrooms can grow from various surfaces, including Kinoko's surroundings, her own body, and even her opponent's body. They only last for 2-3 hours.[4] The spores spread better in a humid environment.

Stats

Power
 
1/6 E
Speed
 
1/6 E
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Idol
 
4/6 B
Kinoko's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Squirt Guns: Kinoko possesses a pair of gun-like spray bottles. She uses them to raise the humidity in her surroundings to help her mushroom spores spread more efficiently.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
26. Chase Down the Leader Debut
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Iida! Absent
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Result's Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Appears
200. Clever Commander! Appears
201. Foresight Appears
202. Match 3 Appears
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Appears
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Appears
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Appears
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent

Trivia

  • Kinoko's surname contains the kanji for "small" ( ko?) and "forest" ( mori?), while her given name contains the kanji for "hope" ( ki?), a possessive particle similar to "my," or the addition of an apostrophe "s" on the end of a name ( no?) and "child" ( ko?).
    • Her given name is homophonous with the Japanese word for "mushroom" (キノコ kinoko?), which is also the name and spelling of her Quirk.
  • Kinoko's hero name, "Shemage", sounds similar to shimeji, a type of mushroom that is often used for cooking. "Shemage" also means "female mage", alluding to how her costume makes her look like a witch.
    • Originally, her hero name was supposed to be "Gnocchi Nyokonyoko," but that was changed due to being too hard to pronounce.[5]
  • According to Kinoko's Volume 21 profile:
    • Her favorite foods are mushroom cuisine and edible mushrooms.
    • She dreams of becoming an Idol Hero.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 199.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 202.
  3. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 200.
  5. My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.

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